Schedule

Pre-Conference

Forum for Colleges and Institutes Serving Rural, Remote, and Northern Communities

Join us in the Comox Valley on April 27-28 and enhance your time and experiences with colleagues on beautiful Vancouver Island prior to the Colleges and Institutes Canada 2018 Annual Conference in Victoria.

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April 29, 2018

08:30 - 15:00

CICan: Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP)

Networking Opportunities * Best Practices * Professional Development CICan Governance and President’s Office Professionals, or “GPOP”, is a national CICan affiliated network for individuals who support Canadian colleges’ and institutes’... Read More

12:00 - 15:00

Presidents’ Leadership Network

For CICan Members ONLY This session is an opportunity for Presidents from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest and be appraised of new developments. Each... Read More

12:00 - 15:00

Governors Networking Session

For CICan Members ONLY. This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of college and institute boards) from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest.

12:00 - 15:00

Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents and Campus Principals Networking Session

For CICan Members ONLY. This session is an opportunity to network with VPs from other provinces and territories responsible for various portfolios. The program will include a presentation on a... Read More

12:00 - 15:00

Deans, Program Directors, Staff and Students Networking Session

For CICan Members ONLY. This session will bring together deans, program directors and staff from across the country to take part in a discussion of issues of common concern. The... Read More

12:00 - 15:00

International Program & Recruitment Directors and Staff Networking Session

For CICan Members ONLY. Sunday afternoon will be dedicated to networking opportunities which will help our members identify the expertise they wish to export and our international partners to forge... Read More

18:00 - 21:00

Opening Reception

We invite you to join us for the opening reception at the Royal BC Museum, located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People, and home to some of Canada’s... Read More

April 30, 2018

08:30 - 09:15

Opening Session – The Why of Work: A New View of Working Canadians (EN)

By bridging two 2018 national studies, this dynamic presentation will examine the underlying drivers of career decisions among Canadians. Dr. Jon Callegher of Job Talks will take attendees through 5... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

08:30 - 09:15

Opening – UNESCO

Oak Bay (VCC)

09:30 - 10:30

Enabling Social Innovation on the Ground (EN)

Social Innovation on the Ground is a SSHRC-funded project intended to provide practical, evidence-based support to those engaged in social innovation in Canada by studying barriers and facilitators as identified... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

09:30 - 10:30

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Panel – The Business of Social Innovation (EN) (SI)

Social innovation has historically taken place in academia, government organizations and not-for-profit organizations.  Industry was rarely involved.  As the pace of technological change has increased, new capacities and collaborations have... Read More
Saanich (VCC)
Rattenbury (Empress)

09:30 - 10:30

The Generative Power of Appreciative Inquiry (EN)

Appreciative Inquiry engages people in ‘working together as one’ to uplift their wisdom and create generative positive change. In this highly participatory workshop, you will experience the powerful energy of... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

09:30 - 10:30

Labour Market Disruption: the Alberta Experience (EN) (SI)

One of the main responsibilities of the Board of Governors and Executive is to ensure that institutional risk has been adequately assessed and measures are in place to mitigate these... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

09:30 - 10:30

Accommodations or Good Teaching? Collaborative Strategies for a Diverse Student Population (EN)

What do retroactive accommodations look like in diverse program areas? What resources do faculty members need to respond to and accommodate students with mental health issues? How does an interim... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

09:30 - 10:30

Empowering Women & Pursuing Gender Equality – International partners share their perspectives (EN) (SI)

What have we learned from decades of slow progress on gender equality? What is needed to make a feminist international aid strategy truly meaningful to people around the world? This... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

11:15 - 12:00

The Maker Impact (EN) (SI)

A Makerspace is a place where community members congregate to learn, fail, succeed, explore, and innovate using a variety of tools and materials. Everyone is a maker. Opportunities to invent... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

11:15 - 12:00

Social Innovation in Rural BC (EN)

Through the Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation & Innovation Centre, Selkirk College offers support for community and industry partners, faculty, and students engaging in Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation activities.... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

11:15 - 12:00

Achieving Results through an Ambitious Change Strategy (EN) (SI)

In an environment of disruption, Fleming College needed to emphasize moving forward through a bolder approach to change. To enhance innovation and change capabilities, College leaders committed to a broad... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

11:15 - 12:00

Student Sustainability Leadership Skills: Co-Creating the Living Planet @ Campus Program (EN)

Eight Ontario Colleges including Fleming, Humber, and Niagara have partnered with the World Wildlife Fund Canada for the Living Planet @ Campus pilot program. It aims to elevate post-secondary students’... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

11:15 - 12:00

Building Collaborative Research with Social Work Students that Benefits College Services (EN)

This presentation shares how research is integrated into Social Work curriculum to offer students experience in formal and informal inquiry. Research tasks included ethics approval, literature review, gaining permission to... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

11:15 - 12:00

International Strategic Enrolment: Partnerships, Leading Practices and Key Success Factors (EN) (SI)

Strategic enrollment management is a crucial element of planning for new growth at a university or college as it concerns both academic program growth and facility needs. This session will... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

11:30 - 12:15

Indigenous Articulation and Pathways Through Post-Secondary in BC (EN)

This interactive plenary presentation will provide insights to the process undertaken collectively by representatives from Colleges, Universities and (Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association) IAHLA Institutions across British Columbia. Their collaborative... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

13:30 - 14:15

Building Research Literacy (EN)

For many colleges and institutes, one of the challenges of growing a culture of research is the lack of common language and understanding of what research means in the college... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

13:30 - 14:15

NorQuest College – Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurialism (EN) (SI)

Colleges and Institutes are finding it challenging to balance operational budgets. Most schools are searching for new revenue generation streams. In January 2018, NorQuest College became the first post-secondary institution... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

13:30 - 14:15

Friendly Not Friends – The effective relationship between the CEO and Board Chair (EN)

The relationship between the President and Board Chair is a significant factor in the success of the institution. This panel will feature three BC Presidents and their respective Board Chairs... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

13:30 - 14:15

The Global Post-Secondary Landscape: Trends and Challenges in Canada and Beyond (B) (SI)

Colleges and institutes in Canada face unique challenges, but are also subject to the global shifts affecting the future of skills training. In this session, we will examine the Canadian... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

13:30 - 14:15

Creating Pathways to Postsecondary Education by Reducing Access Barriers in Your Community (EN)

City School by Mohawk is an innovative and adaptable model for creating accessible student experiences at the neighbourhood level. This interactive workshop will provide participants with strategies on how to... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

13:30 - 14:15

Elders on Campus…Too Many Challenges and Barriers? Here’s How We Are Making Work! (EN)

This workshop will engage participants in identifying barriers and challenges that have arisen in both planning and implementation of Elders on Campus programming in their institutions. The conversation will continue... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

13:30 - 14:15

Beyond intercultural competence: exploring our shared humanity (EN) (SI)

Despite the growing evidence that identifies how much a study abroad experience benefits students in terms of developing cultural awareness and understanding, learning how to embrace difference and in increasing... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

14:30 - 15:15

Walking Together: Recognizing and Overcoming Institutional Barriers to OCAP ® (EN)

In this workshop, participants will examine sample Research Agreements for a College-Indigenous Community research collaboration and consider institutional policy and resource supports and barriers that could impact the successful implementation... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

14:30 - 15:15

Series wrap-up “Stewarding our own Entrepreneurship” (EN) (SI)

In this interactive and reflective session, participants will be encouraged to create a shared summation of the key initiatives we can all undertake within our own contexts to strengthen the... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

14:30 - 15:15

Paleofuturism, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Higher Education (EN)

What does the future hold for teaching and learning in higher education? “Paleofuturism” explores our present and future through the lens of historical “futurist” predictions and imaginings. This entertaining and... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

14:30 - 15:15

OntarioLearn, A Consortium’s Approach to Supporting Skilled Trades (EN)

Skilled trades training continues to be a top priority in Ontario, as it is in most provinces. “Traditional” often describes education and training in skilled trades and apprenticeship and as... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

14:30 - 15:15

Kia tū ki te tahi | United in thought, purpose and action (EN)

Effecting change in indigenous education within a typical tertiary environment requires a highly focused strategic approach that involves the whole of the institution, from grass roots to governance. Otago Polytechnic... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

14:30 - 15:15

Transitioning International Education from Finance to Academic (EN) (SI)

This presentation will map a three-year institutional change process at Durham College (DC) identifying the key decisions, processes and strategic changes that led to the institution broadening its international focus... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

May 1, 2018

10:30 - 11:15

Four Colleges – Four Approaches to Innovation (EN)

The common theme is the impact on learners, the “return investment” to the classroom, and the benefit to not only students and faculty, but also business, industry, community, and government.... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

10:30 - 11:15

Skills for an Automated Workforce: Future Proofing Students via Applied (EN) (SI)

From self-driving vehicles, to advances in automation to intelligent algorithms, machines are increasingly capable of performing a large number of tasks that comprise current occupations. Academic institutions, government and industry... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

10:30 - 11:15

The New Mobility: What Canada’s Emerging Skills Economy Means for Youth & Future of Work (EN)

We are living in a rapidly changing world with a slowly changing workforce. Globalization, fast paced technological advancements, machine learning, AI - are all transforming the labour market. 45% of... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

10:30 - 11:15

Mahi Tahi | ê-wîci-atoskêmitoyahk | Working Together (EN) (SI)

First Nations, Métis and Māori peoples have much in common. They are all indigenous in their respective lands and territories, they are treaty people who hold fast to their language,... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

10:30 - 11:15

Mapping Seneca’s First steps towards truth and reconciliation onto the CICan Indigenous Protocol (EN)

Understanding where and how to start the process of Indigenization can be daunting.  The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the CICan Indigenous Education protocol provide goals and outcomes... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

10:30 - 11:15

How college’s graduates do in the labour market? (EN)

Statistics Canada has developed the Education Longitudinal Linkage Platform (ELLP) which allows the linkage between administrative data and surveys related to postsecondary education and tax information to enable longitudinal analysis.... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

10:30 - 11:15

Being a New CEO (EN) (SI)

College and institute leaders bring rich and diverse experiences to the role of the President. A panel of new Presidents whose journeys to that Executive Office were quite different, will... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

11:30 - 12:15

Bringing Community Together to Build Relationships and Serve the Marginalized: Community Based Research (EN)

This presentation explores the methodology of bringing community together to focus on common challenges of marginalization with immigrants, Indigenous peoples and homeless or marginally homeless. We identified common resources, shared... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

11:30 - 12:15

How to Train Students for Kick-Ass Jobs in Cloud Computing (EN)

The demand for cloud computing talent has never been higher. A whole new category of IT careers has emerged with job titles like Cloud Systems Engineer, Cloud Solution Architect, Cloud... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

11:30 - 12:15

Publics and Privates: What can they learn from each other? (EN)

Have you ever wondered what it is like on the other side? Skip Triplett and Jason Dewling have enjoyed portions of their career working in both the public and private... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

11:30 - 12:15

Creating Changemakers: The Role of Industry-College Partnerships in Social Innovation (EN) (SI)

Colleges and Institutes are ideally positioned to develop relevant 21st century changemaker skills in students through applied education. Building on Ashoka U’s Changemaker Framework, this presentation will demonstrate how Industry-College... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

11:30 - 12:15

Understanding and Building upon the Success of Indigenous Support Services through Institutional Data (EN)

The Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning (Confederation College), undertook a project to build upon their understanding of the success of and support services for Indigenous learners at... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

11:30 - 12:15

Ktunaxa Indigenous content in classrooms – From Guest Speakers to Teachers (EN)

In this workshop we will share our ongoing journey in working with our regional Indigenous communities in defining "Indigenization" and how we include Indigenous content into our on campus and... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

11:30 - 12:15

College Research Institutions: a Catalyst for developing Innovation in Communities (B/SI)

For more than 25 years, CCTT [college technology transfer centres] and industrial chairs— research and innovation institutions in Quebec colleges—have been essential vectors contributing to quality and innovation in vocational... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

11:30 - 12:15

International Student Support – Pairing external linguistically and culturally relevant digital programs with on-campus resources to support a unique body of students (EN) (SI)

As mental health among young people continues to receive greater attention around the world, academic institutions and campus support services are recognizing the importance of offering alternative forms of support... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

13:45 - 14:30

Strengthening the College Applied Learning model through Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (EN)

Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation has been practised for over a decade at Camosun College and has helped strengthen the existing Applied Learning model. The implementation of Applied Research, Entrepreneurship,... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

13:45 - 14:30

Looking back to move forward together: A new model for First Nations engagement in applied research in the Yukon (EN) (SI)

This session will explore Yukon College’s approach to reconciliation and indigenization in research, by describing the history of the research paradigm in the Yukon, and our approaches to working with... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

13:45 - 14:30

Finding Your Way through Ambiguity: Educational Leadership for the Innovation Economy (EN)

Through interactive activities, participants in this workshop learn about the language and mindsets of the innovation economy and the implications for educational leadership in the college/institute sector. Individually and as... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

13:45 - 14:30

Advancing Indigenization and Reconciliation through Institutional Governance (EN) (SI)

Yukon College is currently developing and implementing a shared governance model that will result in a structure suitable for our transition to Yukon University; one that adheres to accepted bi-cameral... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

13:45 - 14:30

Red Deer College and BGIS – Creating Successful “Corporate – College” Relationships (EN)

BGIS is the Canadian leader in Facility Management Services and has been a vendor partner of Red Deer College for over 30 years. RDC’s commitment to driving operational savings which... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

13:45 - 14:30

The Canadian Post-Secondary Institution and the Canadian Armed Forces – Accreditation Certification Equivalency (B)

The Canadian Armed Forces - Accreditation Certification Equivalency (CAF-ACE) program seeks to align Canada's Post-Secondary Institutions, capable of providing training that satisfy the training requirements of the CAF. The intended... Read More
Colwood (VCC)

13:45 - 14:30

Creating Indigenous-Centred Supports and Services through Wahkohtowin (EN)

This session will discuss NorQuest College’s indigenization strategy as well as the supports and services available for Indigenous students. Additionally, we will discuss the Cree concept of Wahkohtowin - our... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

13:45 - 14:30

Education for Employment: How Canadian Colleges and Institutes are Leading Transformation of Education Systems in the Global South and Contributing to Inclusive Growth (EN) (SI)

As the world economy continues to fluctuate, the role of education in building lives has never been more important. This is particularly true in nations where the disparities continue to... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

14:45 - 15:30

Diversifying Your Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Funding (EN) (SI)

Colleges and Institutes have increased their Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and innovation efforts over the last couple of decades, with rapid growth following the creation of the College and... Read More
Saanich (VCC)

14:45 - 15:30

Innovations in Aging: What do they mean for your students? (EN)

The Centre for Elder Research is an Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation institute housed at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON that has been in operation since 2003. This presentation will... Read More
Esquimalt (VCC)

14:45 - 15:30

College collaboration in the delivery of the first Social Impact Bond for the Government of Canada (EN)

Hear from panelists who are key stakeholders in piloting the first Social Impact Bond (SIB) for the Government of Canada. The Essential Skills Social Finance pilot’s aim is to develop... Read More
Lecture Theatre (VCC)

14:45 - 15:30

Governance – An Internal Perspective (EN) (SI)

Moderated by Charlie Regan, current Chair of Centennial College's Board of Governors, you will learn first hand how these internal current and past Governors deal with issues on the Board... Read More
Crystal Ballroom (Empress)

14:45 - 15:30

“Pearls & Perils of Leadership” in the Context of Canada’s Leading Public Safety Educator, the Justice Institute of British Columbia (EN)

The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate how the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) leadership team embraced a leadership development program for all employees following significant events that... Read More
Shaughnessy (Empress)

14:45 - 15:30

Launching Canada’s first Zed Cred program: Supporting Access, Innovation, & Student Success (EN)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is the country’s leading adopter of open textbooks and recently launched Canada’s first “Zed Cred.” This innovative program permits students to complete the Certificate of Arts degree... Read More
Oak Bay (VCC)

14:45 - 15:30

Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Emerging Areas of Canadian Advantage in International Partnership and Collaboration (B) (SI)

This concluding session of the International Stream will explore the future of international education collaboration by examining how leading Canadian colleges and institutes are focusing on their competitive strengths in... Read More
Rattenbury (Empress)

18:30 - 22:30

Closing Gala

18:00 – Reception 19:15 – Dinner and Entertainment Details coming!